Plant Profile: No 23 Lacebark – Fearlessness

Plant Profile: No 23 Lacebark – Fearlessness

No 23 Lacebark Deva’s Blessing

“I bring the gift of fearlessness. Captain of your Soul – rightfully steering your vessel through the tempest of life. Through me you are steady, rising above the waves of excess – brought safely back to shore.”

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber


Lacebark is a fast growing shrub or small tree that grows freely in lowland forests throughout the North Island of New Zealand. Clusters of sweetly scented white star-like flowers appear from January through March. The lace-like inner bark has been used for fine, decorative weaving – kete, headbands, trim on hats and cloaks. The bark was sometimes twisted and plaited into ropes.

First Light® No 23 Lacebark flower essence is helpful for those who experience overwhelming apprehension about loosing mental control or breaking down. These people fear losing mental control or emotional control. This leads to a constant build-up of mental or emotional tension and isolated extreme emotional states.

Indicators for use: Overwhelming apprehension about breakdown, losing mental control, coping mechanisms overloaded, periodic attacks of extreme emotion, sudden outbreaks of temper and bullying tendencies.

Also helpful for:

  • Exaggerated emotional responses
  • Outbursts of anger or rage
  • Feelings or thoughts of desperation
  • Feeling at breaking point
  • False unhealthy demonstrations of power
  • Unable to resist temptation
  • Tantrums



  • Fearlessness
  • Openness
  • Composure
  • Seeing beneath the surface
  • Deep levels of sharing and intimacy
  • Great reserves of inner resourcefulness, courage or strength
  • Able to express one’s deeper feelings easily


Latin NameHoheria populnea

Maori NameHouhere

Common NameRibbonwood

Archetype: The Psychologist

How to use: Place 3 drops on the tongue or add to a glass of water. Repeat 3-4 times daily or as required.

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